Chapter 10 – Raggedy Ann and the Gift – Raggedy Ann Stories

Raggedy Ann Stories contains 13 short stories about the classic rag doll and her friends. Here’s Chapter 10, Raggedy Ann and the Gift. We invite you to read and listen to the story, and then discuss it by responding to the questions below, as well as interacting with other students responding to the story by adding constructive comments, questions, and responses.

Here’s the text for Chapter 10, Raggedy Ann and the Gift:

Here’s the audio for Chapter 10, Raggedy Ann and the Gift. We encourage you to listen along with the audio, and for added benefit, to read the story out loud together with the text and the audio.

Don’t forget to revisit the Raggedy Ann Stories Glossary and Introduction post, to review the English vocabulary and American English idioms part of this story, increase your American English vocabulary and idioms, as well as increase your comprehension. Click here for the Raggedy Ann Stories Glossary and Introduction post.

Now you can improve your English reading comprehension as well as writing skills by responding to the following questions in the comments section below:

1. What did Raggedy Ann and Fido see that night?
2. Who was the baby?
3. What special things do people do when a baby is born?

Chapter 3 – Raggedy Ann and the Washing – Raggedy Ann Stories

Raggedy Ann Stories contains 13 short stories about the classic rag doll and her friends. Here’s Chapter 3, Raggedy Ann and the Washing. We invite you to read and listen to the story, and then discuss it by responding to the questions below, as well as interacting with other students responding to the story by adding constructive comments, questions, and responses.

Here’s the text for Chapter 3, Raggedy Ann and the Washing.

Here’s the audio for Chapter 3, Raggedy Ann and the Washing. We encourage you to listen along with the audio, and for added benefit, to read the story out loud together with the text and the audio.

Don’t forget to revisit the Raggedy Ann Stories Glossary and Introduction post, to review the English vocabulary and American English idioms part of this story, increase your American English vocabulary and idioms, as well as increase your comprehension. Click here for the Raggedy Ann Stories Glossary and Introduction post.

Now you can improve your English reading comprehension as well as writing skills by responding to the following questions in the comments section below:

1. Why was Raggedy Ann washed?
2. Did Raggedy Ann enjoy the washing? How do you know?
3. Do you think it was ok for Marcella to be mad at Dinah? Why do you think so?

The Murders in the Rue Morgue: Read, Listen, and Discuss

Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, a powerful text meant to be closely read and discussed. Here at Online Reading Club, we offer a multimedia platform for reading, listening, and discussing text online. We encourage you to read the text closely as you listen to the audio, and then share your thoughts via the comments section below.

First, check to see that your computer has the audio volume up. Then, click the “Play” button of the audio player below.

Next, read along with the audio via the text below.

Have you finished the story? Share your thoughts with the rest of the world by discussing the story in the comments section below.

The Black Cat – Read, Listen, and Discuss

We’re excited to be able to offer you an interactive multimedia online reading platform where you can read, listen, and discuss with other international avid readers.
Here’s the famous American short story, The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe you’re encouraged to read, listen to, and discuss with others via our chat room and comments section below.

To begin, please ensure your computer audio volume is up, and then press “Play” on our audio player below.

Now, read along with the audio and think about the theme, characters, setting, and plot of the story as you are reading and listening.

Did you enjoy the short story? Share your thoughts and insights by discussing the story with the rest of the world via the comments section below. Thank you for your active reading and interaction.

The Cask of Amontillado – Read, Listen, and Discuss

We warmly invite you to read, listen, and discuss Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The Cask of Amontillado. This powerful story about revenge can be discussed for hours by avid readers. Here, we provide a multimedia reading platform to encourage active reading and interactive online discussions.

First, please make sure your computer’s sound level is up, and press “Play” on the audio player below:

Now, you’re invited to read along with the audio using the text below.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and listening to The Cask of Amontillado. Please discuss the story below, using the comments section, and don’t forget to re-visit to respond to further questions and comments from other readers.